Thursday, February 17, 2011

Belgium catches up with Iraq

Today Belgium matches Iraq's record for longest period without a working government (249 days).

Elio Di Rupo and Bart De Wever congratulate each other
on the new world record. (Bart De Neve/De Standaard)

You would expect such a thing to happen in a third-world country plagued by unrest, war, hunger and inequality, as was (and is) the case with Iraq. But Belgium is the political capital of Europe, the seat of the European Union.

Is there such a thing as too much democracy?

1 comment:

  1. It had some funny consequences, though :) Just look for the "Fries Revolution in Belgium" ;) and in Gent, they apparently held some kind of folklore party.